SAT Improving Sentences Quiz I

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This is a 12-question quiz roughly based on the SAT Writing section. For each of the questions, you are given a sentence and five suggestions for improvement. Choose the best suggestion. Note that choice A corresponds to the original sentence - so, if the original is the best choice, choose A. Wish you luck on this SAT Writing Quiz.

  
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  • 1. 
    I can' t barely wait for her to give me the surprise.
    • A. 

      I can 't barely wait for her to give me the surprise.

    • B. 

      I cannot barely wait for her to give me the surprise.

    • C. 

      I cannot wait for her to give me the surprise.

    • D. 

      I shouldn' t wait for her to give me the surprise.

    • E. 

      Giving me the surprise,she knew I couldn 't wait.


  • 2. 
    Running towards the official, the official looked at me like I was some sort of madman.
    • A. 

      Running towards the official, the official looked at me like I was some sort of madman.

    • B. 

      The official looked at me running toward him like a madman.

    • C. 

      Running toward me, the official looked at me like I was some sort of madman.

    • D. 

      Running toward the official, the official looks at me like I am some sort of madman.

    • E. 

      I was running toward the official and he was looking at me like I was being a madman.


  • 3. 
    He couldn' t fathom that he was wrong for once.
    • A. 

      He couldn 't fathom that he was wrong for once.

    • B. 

      He didn' t fathom that he was wrong for once.

    • C. 

      He could not fathom he was wrong once.

    • D. 

      He did not know he was wrong.

    • E. 

      For once,he was wrong about fathoming.


  • 4. 
    Seeing may be believing but understanding are definitely knowing.
    • A. 

      Seeing may be believing but understanding are definitely knowing.

    • B. 

      Seeing could be believing and understanding could be knowing.

    • C. 

      See to believe,understanding to know.

    • D. 

      Seeing,may be believing is true but knowing is also.

    • E. 

      Seeing may be believing but understanding is definitely knowing.


  • 5. 
    Many people have a tough time understanding energy orbitals and quantam numbers and how they apply to the real world.
    • A. 

      Many people have a tough time understanding energy orbitals and quantam numbers and how they apply to the real world.

    • B. 

      Many people have a tough time understanding energy orbitals and quantam numbers and how those apply to the real world.

    • C. 

      Many people have a tough time understanding energy orbitals and quantam numbers and how's apply to world.

    • D. 

      Many people have a tough time understanding energy orbitals and quantam numbers and how to the world they apply.

    • E. 

      To many people, a tough time is had understanding energy orbitals and quantam numbers in application to real world.


  • 6. 
    Seeing that she is very tired, I walked out of the room and let her sleep.
    • A. 

      Seeing that she is very tired, I walked out of the room and let her sleep.

    • B. 

      Seeing that she are very tired, I walked out of the room and let her sleep.

    • C. 

      Seeing that she was very tired, I walked out of the room and let her sleep.

    • D. 

      Seeing that she is very tired, I walked out of her room and let her sleep.

    • E. 

      I walked out of the room and let her sleep since she was obviously tired.


  • 7. 
    To do something you like is very important.
    • A. 

      To do something you like is very important.

    • B. 

      To do something you like are very important.

    • C. 

      Doing something you like is very important.

    • D. 

      Doing something you like were very important.

    • E. 

      Sometimes, to do something you like is important.


  • 8. 
    Before you can go out, you must clean the room, mop the floor, and dusting the house.
    • A. 

      Before you can go out, you must clean the room, mop the floor, and dusting the house.

    • B. 

      Before you can go out, you must clean the room, mop the floor, and to dust the house.

    • C. 

      Before you can go out, you must clean the room, mop the floor, and dusting.

    • D. 

      Before you can go out, you must clean the room, mop the floor, and do dusting.

    • E. 

      Before you can go out, you must clean the room, mop the floor, and dust the house.


  • 9. 
    Much people believe that T.S. Eliot was a racist but few would question the merit of his work.
    • A. 

      Much people believe that T.S. Eliot was a racist but few would question the merit of his work.

    • B. 

      Many people believe that T.S. Eliot was a racist but few would question all the merits of his work.

    • C. 

      Most people believe that T.S. Eliot was a racist but few would question the merit of his work.

    • D. 

      Many people believe that T.S. Eliot was a racist but few would question the merit of his work.

    • E. 

      Much people believe that T.S. Eliot was a racist but few would question the merit of his working.


  • 10. 
    In chemistry, a dative bond is one in which a whole electron pair is donated to the central atom, making it quite noteworthy.
    • A. 

      In chemistry, a dative bond is one in which a whole electron pair is donated to the central atom, making it quite noteworthy.

    • B. 

      In chemistry, a dative bond is one in which a whole electron pair is donated to the central atom, making the bond quite noteworthy.

    • C. 

      In chemistry, a dative bond is one in which a whole electron pairs is donated to the central atom, making it quite noteworthy.

    • D. 

      In chemistry, a dative bond is one in which a whole electron pair is donated to the central atom, making it quietly noteworthy.

    • E. 

      In chemistry, a dative bond is one in which a whole electron pair are donated to the central atom, making it quite noteworthy.


  • 11. 
    I wish you would cover your ideas with a respective authority on the subject.
    • A. 

      I wish you would cover your ideas with a respective authority on the subject.

    • B. 

      I wish you would cover those ideas with a respective authority on the subject.

    • C. 

      I wish you would cover ideas with respective authorities on the subjects.

    • D. 

      You should cover ideas with respected authorities on subjects.

    • E. 

      I wish you would cover your ideas with a respected authority on the subject.


  • 12. 
    Can you please tone down your argument just a little bit?
    • A. 

      Can you please tone down your argument just a little bit?

    • B. 

      Can one please tone down your argument just a little bit?

    • C. 

      Can you please tone down your argument just a bit?

    • D. 

      Can you please at least tone down your argument for a while?

    • E. 

      Are you able to tone it down?


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